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AHCJ announces 2022 National Cancer Reporting fellows Date: 10/25/22

Ten journalists have been selected for the 2022 National Cancer Reporting Fellowship. This program, supported by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will meet in person for the first time since 2019. 

The three-day training will be held November 14-16 in Bethesda, Md. Fellows will join experts from the National Institutes of Health to increase their understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, provide insight into the work of cancer researchers and to better localize cancer-related stories.

“We are excited that once again the National Cancer Reporting fellowship will be in person, giving fellows an insider look and deeper understanding of cancer issues,” said Kelsey Ryan, AHCJ executive director. “Many thanks to our partners at NIH for their collaboration on this fellowship.”

The 2022 fellowship class includes:

  • Ed Cara, health reporter, Gizmodo

  • Jacquelyn Cobb, reporter, The Cancer Letter

  • Ariel Cohen, health care reporter CQ Roll Call

  • Eric Fitzsimmons, editor, Cancer Today

  • Jordan Gass-Poore, creator, producer, reporter, host, “Hazard NJ”

  • Paul Gordon, environmental journalist, conservationist

  • Katti Gray, core topic leader/mental health, AHCJ

  • Shi En Kim, life sciences reporter, Chemical & Engineering News

  • Lindsey Leake, projects reporter, TCPalm

  • Barbara Mantel, contributing reporter, CQ Researcher, freelance community correspondent, AHCJ

Training session topics will include:

  • Status of cancer research and care

  • Health communications: misinformation and disinformation

  • Deep dive: Immunotherapy

  • Diet and cancer

  • Health disparities in cancer research

  • Telling the cancer story through survivors

  • Cancer data

  • Evaluating cancer evidence